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Saudi women's driving kicks off without arrests

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi activists said more than 60 women claimed to have answered their call on Saturday to get behind the wheel in a rare show of defiance against a ban on female driving in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 October 2013

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AP NewsBreak: 100s of ND oil spills not publicized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Cos., patients shop for better health care deals

Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself — and his employer — thousands of dollars on his surgery.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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5 people injured in ride mishap at NC State Fair

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Five people were injured on a carnival ride known for its wild twirls and flips at the North Carolina State Fair, and officials were trying to determine Friday exactly what caused the accident.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Stocks rise on profit gains from Microsoft, others

NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from technology companies are pushing the stock market slightly higher Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Obama admin. taps contractor to fix health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into the health care rollout and no end in sight to computer problems, the Obama administration says it's finally getting someone outside the government to take the lead.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Saudi Arabia warns online backers of women drivers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi officials stepped up warnings Friday over a planned protest that will see women get behind the wheel to challenge male-only driving rules, saying that even online support for the demonstration could be grounds for arrest.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Nev. school shooting probe includes bullying video

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — As they try to understand what prompted a 12-year-old boy to open fire at his school, district officials were examining an anti-bullying video that includes a dramatization of a child taking a gun on a school bus to scare aggressors.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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